Catalysis signs project support agreement with South American mining corporation to develop proprietary low emissions smelting technology

Catalysis has executed an agreement with a major South American mining corporation to aid the design and application development of their proprietary low cost and low emissions system for ore/metal smelting.

The technology which has been primarily developed for the steel industry as a pathway for the 100% reuse and recycle of process ferrous wastes within a steel mill; also has the potential in the long-term as a low cost system to replace traditional blast furnaces for the primary processing of iron ore to produce pig iron.

With the steel production being one of the major industrial emitters of greenhouse gases; commercialisation of the technology could help deliver a step change in the sectors environmental performance.